Is Gambon set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in November 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Michael Gambon.
UPDATE 05/12/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors in London wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Michael Gambon become the Seventh James Bond?
Gambon’s star has been rising in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Dad's Army (2016), Being Julia (2004) and Layer Cake (2004). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Gambon now is – what next?
Three reasons Michael Gambon would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be Michael Gambon?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Gambon.
- It would give Michael Gambon a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Gambon To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Friday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Michael Gambon for James Bond.
“His name is Gambon. Michael Gambon!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) December 4, 2020
“He was perfect as Private Godfrey in Dad's Army, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) December 4, 2020
“A 80-year-old James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) December 4, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Gambon has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) December 4, 2020
Rumors about Michael Gambon stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. He is characterized by being smooth, slick, handsome, rugged and charming. These are definitely the characteristics needed to play James Bond. Don’t you agree?
Do you think Michael Gambon should be the next James Bond?
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